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Davidson Police Investigate Report of Attempted Abduction – No Criminal Intent Found

by | Jan 5, 2021 | News, Town Information

Davidson Police Officers responded to a reported attempted abduction of a child on January 3, 2021 at approximately 3:30p.m. in the Runnymede development in the Town of Davidson. A vehicle with two men reportedly stopped at a stop sign and spoke to an eleven-year-old child as the child passed the vehicle. The vehicle was stationary for a couple of minutes before turning around, passed the child and drove around the child’s father, who was standing in the road, before exiting the development.
Davidson investigators continued the investigation throughout the day today. The detectives learned the occupants of the vehicle in the Runnymede community were looking for a young person that communicated with them through social media.  There was no intent to abduct or harm the child.
Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn stated, “The Davidson Police Department will always diligently and immediately investigate serious allegations such as this initial report.”  She continued, “We do not move as quickly as social media, but our objective is to learn the facts through quality police work.  The process can take time, but we owe that time to those reporting allegations and to those accused of a crime.”

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